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  • Jorjeana Marie

    Improv instructor and writer Jorjeana Marie presents the first book to harness the creative power of improvisation exercises to help both aspiring and seasoned authors defeat writer's block and generate new ideas.  Suffering from writer's block and inner critics? Having trouble generating ideas for plots, settings, and characters? Introducing the rules and techniques of improvisation as they apply to fiction writing, improv instructor and writer Jorjeana Marie addresses each major element of storytelling by applying writer's-block-busting games and inner-critic-quieting exercises to get the creative ideas flowing. Armed with the power of improv--and freeing exercises like Ad Agency,...read more

  • Ruta Sepetys

    New York Times Bestseller! 'Masterly crafted'—The Wall Street Journal For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See, bestselling author Ruta Sepetys returns to WWII in this epic novel that shines a light on one of the war's most devastating—yet unknown—tragedies. World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength,...read more

  • Jean Stein

    Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of West of Eden by Jean Stein, read by Scott Brick, Paul Boehmer, Tara Sands, Cassandra Campbell, Arthur Morey, Mark Bramhall, Kathleen McInerney, Ann Marie Lee, Fred Sanders, Jorjeana Marie, Keith Szarabajka, Will Damron, and Bruce Mann. ‘A selective, sly history of studio era Hollywood... This is undoubtedly one of the best books ever written about the movies.’ The Number One Daily Telegraph Book of the Year West of Eden is the definitive story of Hollywood, told, in their own words, by the people on the inside: Lauren Bacall, Arthur Miller, Dennis Hopper, Frank Gehry, Ring Lardner, Joan Didion, Stephen...read more

  • Kevin Sullivan

    Two victims of the infamous Cleveland kidnapper share the story of their abductions, their decade in captivity, and their final, dramatic rescue On May 6, 2013, Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland area home and called 911, saying: “Help me, I’m Amanda Berry. . . . I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for ten years.” A horrifying story rapidly unfolded. Ariel Castro, a local school bus driver, had separately lured Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight to his home, where he kept them chained in the basement. In the decade that followed, the three were raped, psychologically abused, and threatened with death. Berry...read more

  • Mary Ann Marlowe

    “An amazing first novel.” –Sydney Landon, New York Times bestselling author In this sparkling debut novel, Mary Ann Marlowe introduces a hapless scientist who’s swept off her feet by a rock star—but is it love or just a chemical reaction?... Biochemist Eden Sinclair has no idea that the scent she spritzed on herself before leaving the lab is designed to enhance pheromones. Or that the cute, grungy-looking guy she meets at a gig that evening is Adam Copeland. As in the Adam Copeland—international rock god and object of lust for a million women. Make that a million and one. By the time she learns the truth, she’s already...read more

  • Paula Bomer

    From the author of Nine Months, which Marcy Dermansky called "deliciously,dangerously rogue," comes a powerful, daring collection about the curious,complicated relationships girls have with their bodies, with other girls, andwith boys. A young anorexic girl comes to terms with her changing bodywhile lying in the hospital; Polly deals with her unwelcome puberty whilstfalling prey to peer pressure in the suspenseful vein of "Where Are You Going,Where Have You Been?"; Mary's nice-girl attitude is challenged when she beginsa job at a psych ward; two best friends discover the power of being beautifuland young; Madeleine discovers menstruation and the power that comes with it; akinky sexual...read more

  • April Genevieve Tucholke

    For fans of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Lois Duncan, and Daphne Du Maurier comes a powerhouse anthology featuring some of the best writers of YA thrillers and horror A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’s April Genevieve Tucholke. Each story draws from a classic tale or two—sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not—to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror to supernatural...read more

  • Laurence Yep

    For fans of How to Train Your Dragon comes a new tale about dragon Miss Drake and her human pet Winnie, by a two-time Newbery Honor winner, featuring illustrations by Caldecott Honor winner Mary GrandPré.   Three-thousand-year-old Miss Drake has arranged to send her dear pet Winnie to The Spriggs Academy, an extraordinary school for humans and magicals alike. Winnie is particularly excited about magic class and having Sir Isaac Newton for science. She’s also making new friends—and frenemies. . . .   When a plot to snatch Winnie from her San Francisco home is uncovered, Miss Drake is ready to use all her cunning and magic to thwart it. Not that feisty Winnie...read more

  • Laurence Yep

    For fans of How to Train Your Dragon comes the final adventure in the Dragon’s Guide series by two-time Newbery Honor winner Laurence Yep and Joanna Ryder, featuring enchanting artwork by Caldecott Honor winner and Harry Potter illustrator Mary GrandPré.   Plucky pair Winnie and Miss Drake are traveling back in time to the 1915 San Francisco World’s Fair. Waiting in the past are Winnie’s great-grandfather Caleb, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a centuries-old mystery: Who stole the Heart of Kubera necklace? Despite the excitement, Winnie’s only wish is to lose Rowan, an unusual boy who has the annoying habit of showing up at inconvenient...read more

  • Zan Romanoff

    '[For] readers of Nina LaCour . . . Sharply incisive [and] deeply romantic.' --Booklist 'Part coming-of-age story, part slow-burn romance, part feminist-manifesto.' --SLJ '[One of] the LGBTQ books that will change the literary landscape.' --O Magazine What Lulu Shapiro's 5,000 Flash followers don't know:   •  The video of her with another girl was never supposed to go public.   •  Owen definitely wasn't supposed to break up with her because of it.   •  Behind the online persona Lulu painstakingly curates, her life feels like a terrible, uncertain mess. Then Lulu meets Cass. Cass isn't interested in...read more

  • Courtney Eldridge

    Thea Denny hates the tenth grade, and her home life isn’t easy. But she’s passionate about making art—and about her math-genius boyfriend, Cam, a recent transfer to her upstate New York high school from California. One day Cam mysteriously vanishes—and then things really get weird. The stars on the school flag go missing, eerily cut out. Intimate videos of Cam and Thea start going viral online—videos they never took. The FBI gets involved. And Thea can hear the voice of Melody—a beautiful, disabled girl her age, whose illness has left her mute since birth. Cam once claimed to be the world’s foremost hacker…. Is he trying to reach her,...read more

  • Lorie Ann Grover

    Where does a firstborn girl fit in a world dominated by men? When Tiadone was born, her parents had two choices: leave their daughter outside the community to die in the wilds, or raise her as male and force her to suppress all feminine traits. Now, as the first female living as male in her village, Tiadone must prove her father didn’t make a mistake by letting her live. As her male initiation approaches, Tiadone knows every eye on the community is on her, and desperately wishes to belong and finally be accepted. But at every step, traditional feminine gifts and traits emerge, and the bird she’s been twined with is seen as a sign of evil. Worse, as Tiadone completes her...read more

  • Jill Osborne

    If you’re gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes. Life is rapidly changing for pre-teen shoe spokesperson Riley Mae. After escaping near disaster at the top of Half Dome in Yosemite, Riley, her family, and her Swiftriver co-workers fly to a secret hideout in Northwest Montana. But when the plane’s malfunction leads to a rough landing, Riley wants nothing more than to return to friends, church, and home. Then she meets Sunday, a ten-year-old boy from Kenya who wrestles fish, battles bears, and tackles leukemia. While her rigorous raft training for the marketing campaign brings a few bumps and bruises, Riley now feels up for the challenge. Everything looks...read more

  • Jill Osborne

    If you’re gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes. Riley Mae Hart loves sports and action — so when the Swiftriver Shoe Company offers her a contract to be the spokesperson for their new outdoor sport collection, she jumps at the chance. Soon she’s appearing in commercials and magazine ads, and every girl in town wants to wear Riley Mae shoes. Well, except for Riley. Because walking in those shoes means missing out on softball season, making her best friend, TJ, mad, and embarrassing her new friend, Rusty. It also means sneaking around, hiding, and keeping secrets — because something isn’t quite right at Swiftriver. But a...read more

  • Lisa T Bergren

    Our coming was foretold by the elders… Andriana is a Remnant, one of the gifted born on the seventh day during the seventy-seventh Harvest after the Great War, and destined to act as humanity’s last shield against the horrors that now plague those who remain. After years of training in stealth and warfare, Andriana and her Knight protector, Ronan, are finally ready to answer the Call and begin the life they were designed for. But as they embark with the other Remnants on the first of their assignments, they quickly discover that the world beyond the protected Valley is more dangerous than they imagined. The Sons of Sheol will stop at nothing to prevent Dri and Ronan...read more

  • Chevy Stevens

    A stunning breakout novel from the New York Times bestsellingauthor of Still Missing in which a woman is convicted of her sister'smurder Toni Murphy was eighteen when she and her boyfriend, Ryan,were wrongly convicted of the murder of her younger sister. Now she isthirty-four and back in her hometown, working every day to forge and adjust toa new life on the outside. She's doing everything in her power to avoidviolating her parole and going back to prison. But nothing is making that easy-notRyan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who clearlydoubts Toni's innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni'slife miserable in high school and who may have...read more

  • Jill Osborne

    If you’re gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes. Pre-teen shoe model Riley Mae laces up her flaming orange Sole Fire running shoes for another ad campaign — this time in Kenya, Africa! Kenya is the perfect place for runners to train, with its high elevation and encouragement from Olympic athletes. It’s also a great hiding place for Riley and her Swiftriver friends from so-called enemies back in the United States … but for how long? Adjusting to a new culture is difficult. Every chore is tiring, school is miles away, and there’s always the threat of a lurking lion that can ruin everything. But after spending time with the children and...read more

  • Dylan Landis

    Greenwich Village, 1970s. Rainey Royal-fourteen years old,talented, and troubled-lives in a once-elegant, now decaying brownstone withher father, a jazz musician with a cultish personality. Her mother hasabandoned the family, and Rainey fends off advances from her father's bestfriend while trying desperately to nurture her own creative drives and build asubstitute family. She's a rebel, even a criminal, but she's also deeplyvulnerable, fighting to figure out how to put back in place the boundaries herlife has knocked down and, more than that, struggling to learn how to be anartist and a person in a broken world. Rainey Royal is told in fourteen narratives ofscarred and aching beauty that...read more

  • Meg Wolitzer

    If life were fair, Jam Gallahue would still be at home in New Jersey with her sweet British boyfriend, Reeve Maxfield. She’d be watching old comedy sketches with him. She’d be kissing him in the library stacks.   She certainly wouldn’t be at The Wooden Barn, a therapeutic boarding school in rural Vermont, living with a weird roommate, and signed up for an exclusive, mysterious class called Special Topics in English. But life isn’t fair, and Reeve Maxfield is dead. Until a journal-writing assignment leads Jam to Belzhar, where the untainted past is restored, and Jam can feel Reeve’s arms...read more

  • Alice Hoffman

    Property Of is thebook that launched a major literary career. In it, New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman introduces alonely outsider who wants desperately to belong. She deeply envies the tough,sultry girls who wear mascara and black leather and hang with the local gangknown as the Orphans. As the unnamed narrator determinedly tries to become the propertyof the gang's brooding leader, McKay, she will discover what can and cannot bepossessed-and what can happen when you hand your heart over to a man who claimsto care nothing about...read more